Missouri Class of 2015

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Ford Prefect
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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:50 am

You should come to the admitted students' reception next Friday in Columbia, if you can. You'll have a chance to meet more prospective classmates and current students, as well as several professors.

Glad to hear tonight went well for you.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby lakerinstl » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:42 pm

Ford Prefect wrote:You should come to the admitted students' reception next Friday in Columbia, if you can. You'll have a chance to meet more prospective classmates and current students, as well as several professors.

Glad to hear tonight went well for you.

I would go but I have a wedding to go to next Friday (and I'm the best man). I will schedule a visit sometime early next month, however, to get a good look at the law school and the other students and professors there as well.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:08 pm

lakerinstl wrote:
Ford Prefect wrote:You should come to the admitted students' reception next Friday in Columbia, if you can. You'll have a chance to meet more prospective classmates and current students, as well as several professors.

Glad to hear tonight went well for you.

I would go but I have a wedding to go to next Friday (and I'm the best man). I will schedule a visit sometime early next month, however, to get a good look at the law school and the other students and professors there as well.

That's understandable. If you have any questions about the school, don't hesitate to ask. I'll try checking in here more often than I have been.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby checkster » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:12 pm

I stopped by the school today. Really leaning towards MU right now.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:10 pm

I'd say you'd be making an excellent choice.

But I am hugely biased.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby checkster » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:11 pm

My eyes were darting around in search of Mos Def the whole time...

You forever disappoint me.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:13 pm

checkster wrote:My eyes were darting around in search of Mos Def the whole time...

You forever disappoint me.



He disappoints us all.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:50 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
checkster wrote:My eyes were darting around in search of Mos Def the whole time...

You forever disappoint me.



He disappoints us all.

Hush you. Remember that I won't be seeing you on Monday, but I assume I'll still be seeing you on Friday of next week?

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:59 pm

Ford Prefect wrote:Hush you. Remember that I won't be seeing you on Monday, but I assume I'll still be seeing you on Friday of next week?



Hence the disappointment. Annnd yeah planning on it. Don't lemme down.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby RaiderBlue17 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:15 pm

Hey everybody first time one here, so I just want to ask Why Missouri as opposed to SLU... Private school $$$ vs. Public or is there other reasons such as a more open job market and better connections from Mizzou Alums.

Im not stirring up Stuff here, just wondering

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby lakerinstl » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:01 pm

The difference in tuition is a big reason for why I am favoring Mizzou over SLU right now. When both schools are essentially the same in the rankings, and both are strong in the St. Louis market, I really see the tuition as a huge reason. Plus, ever since I've been admitted to Mizzou, they have been extra courteous in their willingness to help with whatever I need. They have been really welcoming.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby checkster » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:08 pm

I've had good relations with both so far. Gonna go to SLUs ASW, but as far as these two go right now, still favoring Mizzou by a bit because of $$.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:08 pm

RaiderBlue17 wrote:Hey everybody first time one here, so I just want to ask Why Missouri as opposed to SLU... Private school $$$ vs. Public or is there other reasons such as a more open job market and better connections from Mizzou Alums.

Im not stirring up Stuff here, just wondering


SLU places better in the STL market than any other law school. Mizzou places better anywhere else in Missouri with UMKC being competition in KC. If you want to practice in Missouri, there's nothing like the Mizzou alumni network. Additionally, if you're interested in Missouri politics, being a Mizzou grad is really the only way to go.

SLU is in STL, which is quite a bit different than Mizzou/Columbia. So, lifestyle may be of some issue for people. Additionally, if you're a Missouri resident, the in-state tuition at Mizzou is unbeatable unless you receive a strong scholarship from SLU.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby RaiderBlue17 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:06 am

Thank you all for your reply... I am a Knoxville TN native who just visited UTK today, I didn't attend the school for undergrad, and Im not YET sold on the legal market being as available in Knoxville/Nashville as in St. Louis.

SLU offered me 20K which makes it a wee bit cheaper than UTKs in-state rate (17K estimated)

I am going to SLU's ASW as well so I cant wait to see the city again, and all the ins and outs.

Cheers everybody on their scores and acceptances.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:45 pm

Just an fyi for those of you hanging on the rankings for your decision:

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... -law-03091

We've moved up a bit.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby lakerinstl » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:03 pm

That's nice to see. How can these rankings fluctuate so much in so little time though?

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:11 pm

Science, probably.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby lakerinstl » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:14 pm

Ford Prefect wrote:Science, probably.

Political Science?

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:23 pm

lakerinstl wrote:
Ford Prefect wrote:Science, probably.

Political Science?

:D
Probably. Quite honestly, I think our rise had as much to do with us doing things differently (and better) as it had to do with other schools having to report more realistic job numbers. Ours haven't been super, but they were at least honest.

I can tell you right off that our student/teacher ratio is way down. Which is good. Our LSAT dropped a point, but our GPA went up (.06?).

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby juicyj » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:19 pm

Anyone going to ASW on Friday?

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby lakerinstl » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:26 pm

juicyj wrote:Anyone going to ASW on Friday?

I really feel like going there early and getting back to St. Louis for a wedding later. I don't think I'll have the time to do so. If you are going, let us know how it went.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:52 pm

lakerinstl wrote:
juicyj wrote:Anyone going to ASW on Friday?

I really feel like going there early and getting back to St. Louis for a wedding later. I don't think I'll have the time to do so. If you are going, let us know how it went.

Because of Mizzou's tournament game starting time, we'll be done at 3:30, if that helps you out.

Speaking of, if any of you plan on staying in Columbia to watch the game somewhere, I'm sure we can figure something out.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby checkster » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:37 am

I really want to, but I have a test that afternoon. : / It would be fun to come catch the game at a bar though.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:45 pm

Ford Prefect wrote:

Speaking of, if any of you plan on staying in Columbia to watch the game somewhere, I'm sure we can figure something out.



...I'm more interested in this..

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby checkster » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:53 pm

I need to see if I can reschedule this test...I'd rather watch the game with people that care.




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